Cleveland Browns: 5 other teams’ potential cuts Browns should sign

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3. Raekwon McMillan, MLB, Dolphins

While the Cleveland Browns basically ignored the linebacker position, the Miami Dolphins took the opposite approach, loading up at the position group.

Newly acquired players include Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts and Kamu Grugier-Hill.

Now, the collection of bodies may leave former Ohio State Buckeye and former 2017 second-round draft pick Raekwon McMillan as the odd man out.

If the Dolphins decide to on with McMillan, they’ll save $1.1 in the process.

Perhaps the Browns’ analytically driven front office will spot something in McMillan, if he becomes available. The former five-star recruit started to flash in 2019, even earning a spot on PFF’s first-quarter all-pro team. The website claimed he graded higher than all other qualified candidates at the time, while he was also emerging as a beast when it comes to stopping the run.

McMillan had a rough start to his pro career, tearing his ACL during his rookie preseason. He started all 16 games in year two, totaling 105 tackles. After the heralded start to the 2019 campaign, McMillan cooled off, and then was put out of commission with injury for the final quarter of the campaign.

If released, he’d be an obvious low-risk, high-reward signing that shouldn’t require a big financial commitment.